Vietnam PT 3: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

I'll start of by comparing Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and will state Hanoi is Ho Chi Minh on crack. This charged city had me buzzing, making me solider through the heat and heavily populated streets, covering only a small portion of this massive city. Filled with alleyways that ended up being endless mazes, leaving me meandering, lost, both scared and excited to see where the road would lead. Morning walks lay witness to animals being butchered in the street in order to prepare the street food we would later be contemplating. The sun beat down violently, making ladies that sold fans to sweat drenched tourists very prosperous. Nights spent on streets filled to the brim with locals, tourists, beer, and lightning storms that were frighteningly beautiful. A road trip was squeezed in so I could lay my eyes on Ha Long Bay, deemed a World Heritage Site for reasons one has to witness in person. The massive beauty of Ha Long Bay complimented my time in Vietnam and was the cherry on top of this most impressive trip.

p.s. they couldn't get over my hair!




 




 
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